Do you have roughly $200,000–300,000 burning a hole in your pocket? Have you outgrown puerile cat memes? Okay cool, we’ve got you.
In honor of National Cat Day, which according to Wikipedia is “the official global holiday to celebrate cats for all the wonderful love they give and to encourage adoption” we want the world to know about this purrrr-fectly adorable painting. Attention, ASPCA do you guys collect art? Because you may need to start…
On November 3rd, Sotheby’s will be auctioning off My Wife’s Lovers by Carl Kahler, the maestro of the feline portrait. The 227 lbs, six feet by eight feet painting was commissioned in 1891 by San Francisco art collector Kate Birdsall Johnson to commemorate her beloved pets. The painting is rumored to have taken roughly 3 years to complete, as Kahler spent years studying the house full of cats. There is no solid record however, of how many lent rollers were used in the creation of this masterpiece.
5 Reasons you should buy this painting:
You are getting your money’s worth – there are 29 cats in the painting so that’s only $6,896.55 per cat.
Your husband Christopher Walken, who wrote the foreword to this book about cats, will definitely support your decision.
When you invite your Tinder matches over to Netflix and Chill, they will see that you have invested your money wisely in a gigantic oil painted orgy of feline companionship.
It perfectly compliments your “Hang in There” poster.
Mr. Fluffles will remember your commitment and dedication to the feline species and not eat your face when your die alone.
(Rumor has it that almost 5,000 people have watched the above video, so your competition is steep. Be prepared to cash in your Cat Fancy stocks for this auction)
Like this article? Check out our other creepy coverage of cat related art happenings like the Internet Cat exhibit at the Museum of Moving Image, or our article about the MET museum’s internet browser plug-in that fills new tab screens with artworks featuring cats.